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THE LONE BELLOW Returns to the Lincoln this October THE LONE BELLOW Returns to the Lincoln this October
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017 in Columbus

Southern-born, indie-folk group The Lone Bellow has created a sound that mixes folk sincerity, gospel fervor, and heavy metal thunder, but at its heart, they are about harmony-voices united in a lone bellow. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 8/20/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 8/20/2017
by BWW on August 20, 2017 in Columbus

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/20/2017 for Columbus (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20
by Audition Roundup on August 20, 2017 in Columbus

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 20, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Congressman Turner presents Congressional Medal to Area Students Congressman Turner presents Congressional Medal to Area Students
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Columbus

Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) released the following statement after presenting area students with a Congressional Medal for their dedication to service throughout their community: (more...)
Photo Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' THE TEMPEST Photo Coverage: First Look at Actor's Theatre of Columbus' THE TEMPEST
by Jerri Shafer on August 18, 2017 in Columbus

Our version of The Tempest attacks the assumption of American exceptionalism. We live in an era where America's supposed to be 'great again,' but that greatness is based on subjugation of disadvantaged people and exploitation of national fears. Prospero's blindness to his own sense of entitlement - over a state he abandoned and an island he exploited - is at the crux of the problems within the entire play. This production will involve incidental acoustic music and song. Performances are August 10 - September 3, 2017. Thursdays through Sundays @ 8pm. Schiller Park (German Village), Amphitheatre Stage, Columbus, Ohio. For information on donations and seat reservations, visit http://theactorstheatre.org (more...)
Photo Coverage: First Look at Evolution Theatre Company's PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Photo Coverage: First Look at Evolution Theatre Company's PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
by Jerri Shafer on August 17, 2017 in Columbus

It's 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. The problem: They are both gay, and have married each other's partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two "All-American" couples are forced to stare down the closet door. Performances are August 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, September 1, 2 at 8 PM; August 27 at 2 PM. Columbus Performing Arts Center, Van Fleet Theatre, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http://evolutiontheatre.org/ or by calling 614-233-1124. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special on August 18, 2017 in Columbus

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Evita, Something Rotten, and more! (more...)
WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? Improv Comedy Show to Bring Down the Davidson, 9/22 WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? Improv Comedy Show to Bring Down the Davidson, 9/22
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Columbus

Whose Live Anyway? is 90 minutes of hilarious, improvised comedy and song created on the spot by cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray through suggestions from the audience. (more...)
Columbus Symphony Opens 2017-18 with AN ALPINE SYMPHONY Columbus Symphony Opens 2017-18 with AN ALPINE SYMPHONY
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Columbus

CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov will lead the Columbus Symphony in a performance of two of the world's most iconic symphonic landscapes-Respighi's The Pines of Rome and Strauss' An Alpine Symphony. (more...)
MadLab Announces the World Premiere of COUNTER/TOP MadLab Announces the World Premiere of COUNTER/TOP
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Columbus

MadLab's world premiere production of Counter/Top by Kirin McCrory will take place Todays and Saturdays, Aug. 11 - 26, 2017, with a special preview performance on Thursday, Aug. 10, at MadLab, 227 N. 3rd St., in Columbus. Admission is $18 for the general public, $15 for students and seniors and $13 for MadLab members. Tickets are available online at www.madlab.net. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 11, 2017 in Columbus

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Chicago, Kill Local, 42nd Street, and More! (more...)
Columbus Symphony Chorus to Hold Auditions, 8/21-22 Columbus Symphony Chorus to Hold Auditions, 8/21-22
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Columbus

The Columbus Symphony Chorus will hold auditions for the 2017-18 season at 6:30 pm on Monday and Tuesday, August 21 and 22, at the Ohio Theatre. (more...)
Photo Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Photo Coverage: First look at Imagine Productions' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by Jerri Shafer on August 10, 2017 in Columbus

Miss Mona runs the Chicken Ranch, a brothel with a long history in a small Texas town. The locals have a good relationship with the institution, and Mona is respected in the community. The Sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd, also looks out for the Chicken Ranch due to his past with Miss Mona. However, when pious reporter Melvin Thorpe exposes the brothel, outside interests want it shut down, putting the governor in a tough spot.  Performances August 10-12, 2017 at 8pm and August 13th at 3:00 pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior. Northland Performing Arts Center (NPAC), 4411 Tamarack Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43229. Visit www.imaginecolumbus.org for information on purchasing tickets. (more...)
The CSO to Perform Newest Hackman Mashup TCHAIKOVSKY V. DRAKE The CSO to Perform Newest Hackman Mashup TCHAIKOVSKY V. DRAKE
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in Columbus

In the newest symphonic mashup from visionary composer and conductor Steve Hackman, classical meets hip-hop in a musical journey that bridges two artists separated by more than a century. (more...)
Gateway Film Center to Present National Theatre Live's ANGELS IN AMERICA Gateway Film Center to Present National Theatre Live's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2017 in Columbus

Stage & Screen and National Theatre Live present Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, captured live and broadcast on its 25th anniversary. (more...)
TAJMO to Bring the Blues to the McCoy, 9/8 TAJMO to Bring the Blues to the McCoy, 9/8
by BWW News Desk on August 07, 2017 in Columbus

TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band sees blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' share the stage with their bands for an exciting night of music, performing songs from their long-anticipated collaborative album TajMo released in May 2017. Each multi-Grammy Award winners in their own right, this is the first formal collaboration between the two artists. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6
by Audition Roundup on August 06, 2017 in Columbus

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 6, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 8/06/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 8/06/2017
by BWW on August 06, 2017 in Columbus

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/06/2017 for Columbus (more...)
Local Performance Artist Presents Bawdy Solo Performance About Infertility At Eclipse Theatre Local Performance Artist Presents Bawdy Solo Performance About Infertility At Eclipse Theatre
by BWW News Desk on August 05, 2017 in Columbus

In Inconceivable: And Other Absurdities, Ohio-based performance artist Danielle Mari channels more than a dozen characters as she guides the audience through her twisted fallopian tubes in the true story of her quest to become a mother. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 04, 2017 in Columbus

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! (more...)
The CSO to Present HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS in Concert The CSO to Present HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS in Concert
by BWW News Desk on July 31, 2017 in Columbus

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to the Ohio Theatre with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second film in the Harry Potter series. The Columbus Symphony will perform John Williams' entire unforgettable score live to picture while the film plays in high-definition above them on a 40-foot screen. (more...)
The McCoy Center Announces 2017-18 Season The McCoy Center Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on July 31, 2017 in Columbus

The Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany today announced its 2017-18 season. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Edgy AVENUE Q finds its place on Newark's GPS BWW Reviews: Edgy AVENUE Q finds its place on Newark's GPS
by Paul Batterson on July 31, 2017 in Columbus

Weathervane Playhouse managing artistic director Kevin Connell had a sense of trepidation leading up to the July 27 opening night for AVENUE Q. Written by Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx and Jeff Whitty, AVENUE Q is classified as 'Sesame Street for adults' and is the only show on the Newark theatre's summer calendar to come with a warning label about strong language and adult content. It also may be the only Weathervane production to rhyme the lines 'We'll be fine, thank you! See ya' with 'Hope you don't get gonorrhea.' (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at THE TEMPEST Opening August 10 Photo Flash: First Look at THE TEMPEST Opening August 10
by BWW News Desk on July 30, 2017 in Columbus

This version of The Tempest attacks the assumption of American exceptionalism. We live in an era where America's supposed to be 'great again,' but that greatness is based on subjugation of disadvantaged people and exploitation of national fears. Prospero's blindness to his own sense of entitlement - over a state he abandoned and an island he exploited - is at the crux of the problems within the entire play. This production will involve incidental acoustic music and song. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 30 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 30
by Audition Roundup on July 30, 2017 in Columbus

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 30, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)